Could I please have the attention of everyone who sported side bangs in 2008: Bright Eyes, the mid-aughts indie band who made devoted fans out of granola hipsters and emo kids alike, have resurfaced.
It's been nearly a decade since the trio of Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nate Walcott first called it quits, but from the looks of their newly-launched Instagram account, a return might be imminent. Today, @brighteyesofficial shared a brief promotional clip that doesn't feature any music but is captioned with the hashtag @BrightEyes2020. They tweeted a link to the Instagram account, as well.
Though Bright Eyes has taken the back burner in recent years, the members have kept fairly busy; Walcott has been involved with many major acts, touring with the likes of Rilo Kiley and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and contributing to albums for U2, Beck, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, the Shins, and more, as well as working with Mogis to compose the score for the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Mogis has engineered, produced, and performed in many records released by Bright Eyes' label, Saddle Creek. Frontman Oberst has had a busy solo career, and last year he linked with Phoebe Bridgers for their duo Better Oblivion Community Center.
In other words, if you've been looking for an excuse to cry to Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground, now is your chance.
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